Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:42

Anne Hirsch about being a comedian

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AnneHirsch1Originally from Bloemfontein, comedian/actress/writer Anne Hirsch has been taking SA by storm with her unique way of doing things (like collecting celebrity hair locks and hugging) on YouTube, TV and radio. She's young (only 29), never sleeps it seems, BFF with Angelina Jolie (with a photo to prove it), and the Expresso Morning Show team assures me she smells very nice. Who wouldn't want to subscribe to her YouTube channel at youtube.com/theannehirschshow.

What interesting things has happened to you lately?
Winning Season 2 of SABC 2's So You Think You're Funny. Being able to do The Anne Hirsch Show and that people don't think it sucks! Acting in BBC's The Borrowers opposite comedy legend Stephen Fry. Being crowned one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year in 2013.

 

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 13:34

Actor, Francis Chouler, on being an actor

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FrancisChouler1At 26 years of age, Capetonian actor Francis Chouler is making waves on stage and in film. We thought he'd be the best person to share some career insights for those of you who are keen on being in the spotlight and making a living from it.

What interesting things have you been up to lately?
In 2010 I was cast as the lead antagonist (the main bad guy) in a Bollywood film and was flown to Mumbai, India, to film for three weeks. Last year I walked the red carpet with Robert De Niro and sat in the front row of a full cinema watching myself on screen at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar, Middle East. This last summer I played a lead role in the Shakespeare production at Maynardville Open Air Theatre - I had sat watching those plays since primary school - it was my childhood dream come true.